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Principal's Newsletter

Spring, 2014



The DHS Channel

Video on Demand

Blue Wave News

DHSPA Special Programs

Awards & Graduation

The Concert Channel

Video On Demand

DPS Music Department

Concerts & Programs


Neirad Archives

Issues back to 1939


We, the members of the Darien High School community, believe that learning best occurs in an environment that is safe, supportive, respectful, and intellectually challenging for all students, one that promotes personal excellence through active, collaborative, and creative thinking; individual growth; and development of the skills and integrity necessary to become productive members of society.





AP Biology: See Mrs Ruegger in C-101

AP Environmental Science: See Ms. Johnson in C-106


AP European History: See Mr. Balazs, Information Here

AP US History: See Mr. Keeler or Mr. Clarke, Information Here


English 9 Accelerated: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

English 10 400: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

American Literature Honors: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

AP Literature: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte



AP Language: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

In addition, all students will participate in the discussion of the

One Book - One School title Unbroken


AP Calculus AB/BC: Complete Summer Packet on

Mrs. Wood's website - Questions? Email Mrs. Wood



The Health Office Is CLOSED During The Summer

Please DO NOT Mail Health Forms To The Office

Visit The DHS Athletics Tab For Information

On Athletics Forms And Tryouts

Nurses Return On August 21 And Will Attend

All Fall Tryouts To Review And Sign Forms

Check Your Child's Last Physical Date On Aspen

Physicals Are "Current" For 13 Months



Key Links

ASPEN |Destiny

P DriveWebmail

DHS Student Handbook

Class Rotation Schedules

DHS Calendar

Weekly Cafe Menu

2014-2015 DPS Calendar

School Opens Monday, August 25

Incoming Freshman Orientation

Friday, August 22, 9am-1pm

Aspen Support

Email aspen@darienps.org

Need An Aspen Account?

Signup for the Parent Portal here

SchoolMessenger Texts

Emergency Info To Your Phone

Opt-in Information here

Lunch Account Deposit

Deposit With Credit Card here


Attendance Line

203-655-3981, Option 3

21st Century Learning Expectations

Darien High School students will:

1. think critically, creatively, collaboratively, and adaptively;

2. communicate effectively;

3. develop effective reading, research, and observation strategies;

4. demonstrate an awareness of multiple cultural and intellectual perspectives;

5. demonstrate personal responsibility and ethical decision-making;

6. lead healthy, balanced lives; and

7. positively and responsibly contribute to the school and larger communities.

First revision of NEASC Follow-Up Committee, March 2013

Community Council & Faculty Approval, April 2013

Pending Board of Education Approval

Safe Rides 203-655-6551

DHS Webmaster

Email: Meg Ricci

Phone: 203-655-3981 x2318